THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: ART INSPIRED BY WINTER PARK’S HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE

painting by Stewart Jones

painting by Stewart Jones

In January, 2015, the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum will host a juried art exhibit open to artists of all mediums. The goal of the exhibit is to celebrate Winter Park’s historic architecture – past and present – and to elevate the discussion on the importance of historic preservation.  Ena Heller, the Bruce A. Beal Director of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, will be the judge and will award the top three cash prizes.  There will also be a ‘People’s Choice’ award determined by the votes of viewers.

DATES AND DEADLINES: 

Call for Entries: Now through November 15, 2014: ARTISTS CLICK HERE FOR CALL FOR ENTRIES AND REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Last Day to Enter:  November 15, 2014 

Artists notified of acceptance:  December 1, 2014

VIP Patron/Artist Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7- 9 p.m.

Community Grand Opening Celebration: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1-3 p.m.

Exhibit Open to the Public:  January 8 – 18, 2015, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

 

RESOURCES FOR INSPIRATION

Artists looking for inspiration might consider the following resources.

Websites:

http://www.wppl.org/wphistory/WinterParkHomes/index.html  - a section of the Winter Park Library’s digital archives devoted to historic architecture

http://archives.rollins.edu/cdm/search/collection/wpandcfl/searchterm/Winter%20Park/field/all/mode/all/conn/and/order/title/page/1 - the Rollins College archives with photos of historic Winter Park. 

http://cityofwinterpark.org/Pages/Departments/Planning/Historic_Preservation.aspx - the City of Winter Park’s website contains a section on historic preservation.  

http://cityofwinterpark.org/docs/departments/planning/historic-preservation/LRHP_Register.pdf - The Winter Park Register of Historic Places (this list is voluntary, so while it is an excellent collection of historic architecture, it is by no means exhaustive).

http://cityofwinterpark.org/docs/departments/planning/historicpreservation/ArchitecturalHistoricResourcesSurvey_2001.pdf - This survey, completed in 2001 and updated in 2013, is the most comprehensive listing of historic buildings – past and present – in the city of Winter Park. 

http://www.pinterest.com/iluvwinterpark/i-luv-vintage-winter-park/ - a collection of vintage Winter Park photographs by I Luv Winter Park’s Clyde Moore

http://friendsofcasafeliz.wordpress.com/ - Preservation Winter Park is a blog devoted to Winter Park’s historic architecture.

Books available at the Winter Park Public Library:

Winter Park Portrait: The Story of Winter Park and Rollins College by Richard N. Campen

The Architecture of James Gamble Rogers II in Winter Park, Florida by Patrick and Debra McClane

Casa Florida: Spanish Style Houses from Winter Park to Coral Gables by Susan Sully

A Guide to Historic Winter Park by Steve and Gail Rajtar

The Absolutely Essential Guide to Winter Park by Robin Chapman